The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has defended his frequent foreign trips , stating that it was for the purpose of attracting investors to the state.
The Governor revealed this on Thursday during a Town Hall meeting at at Ikere Ekiti.
Fayemi stressed that his foreign trips had yeilded good result for the state.
He said “God has answered our prayers. I have seen enormous resources to work on our rural roads.”
It could be recalled that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the state had earlier accused the Governor of frequently traveling abroad.
Fayemi noted that the rural roads would be addressed by the World Bank Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing initiatives. Adding that, all the local governments in the state would benefit from the project.
He said “State government officials and those of the World Bank have moved round the 16 local government areas and have looked at the roads.
“It is because I know I don’t have the resources to work on the roads that I have been looking for funds. There is no community that will not benefit in the RAAMP rural roads project.”
The Governor also revealed that he had secured funds from the World Bank to address the menace of flood in the state.
Adding that the ongoing work on Ogbese Dam, which residents had blamed for the flooding of Ogbese Bridge along Ikere-Ise Road, would be completed soon.
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